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Flat belts may be used as part of conveyance systems to move things directly by directly setting items upon them. A continuous flat belt may be made of either natural or synthetic cloth (ex., polyester, nylon) and is paired with several motorized pulleys to form a conveyor. Read More…

Flat Belts Flat belts are linear belts, constructed in a flat line for use as conveyor belts. A flat belt can be embossed, homogeneous or reinforced, depending on its application. Edge choices for a flat belt include c-cure, double loop and single loop. There are also several features of a flat belt that can be customized.
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Leading Manufacturers

Hilliard, OH  |  800-770-2358

Our conveyor belts are ISO 9002 and FDA certified. We can use our belts in nearly every industry, from transmission timing belts to conveyor belts for foods.

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Dura-Belt, Inc. $$$

Lake in the Hills, IL  |  800-334-9372

In business since 1988, our DuraFab, DuraFlow, DuraLam, DuraSil, and DuraChef conveyor belts might be familiar names to you. As a conveyor belt manufacturer, we know our PTFE and silicone-coated belting products have assisted many with commercial, food, industrial and military applications.

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AFC Materials Group $$$

Coraopolis, PA  |  412-249-0700

Fenner Dunlop Americas has built a reputation in belt manufacturing, and our goal is to find the perfect solution for you. Our staff is dedicated to your needs and we are capable of assisting you in finding the belt your application requires. To learn more about the details of our industrial belts then simply visit our website or give one of our representatives a call.

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Fenner Dunlop Americas $$$

Akron, OH  |  800-841-4976

We are masters of all conveyor belt systems, ranging from plastic conveyor belts to the more traditional rubber belts. We can manufacture belts for any industry, and we serve over 16 countries around the world. As a company who started small, we believe it is our dedication to customers that made us who we are today. Find out more when you give us a call today!

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Akron Belting & Supply Company $$$
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More commonly, flat belts are paired with many motorized pulleys to operate machinery. In addition, center drives and nose bars are optional components that can include depending on the needs of a particular application.

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Material of Flat Belts

This belt is adaptable because it can be built from various materials. The substance chosen is determined by its substance, as well as by its shape and size. For instance, it is unlikely that a narrow, flat belt composed of natural rubber will be employed as a conveyor during a heat-treating procedure.

Rubber's narrowness makes it difficult to transport goods from one place to another. Second, natural rubber has a poor tendency to withstand high temperatures, making it unsuitable for environments where it may be exposed to high temperatures for an extended period. Wide, heat-resistant synthetic rubber or plastic belts would be a more practical choice for this situation.

Likewise, other situations can more appropriately use belts made of metal for other situations. Other materials, including neoprene, silicone, polyurethane (often mistakenly referred to as urethane), and various synthetic rubber, nylon, PVC, and Teflon™ are potential materials for flat belt fabrication, and each is better suited for specific applications.

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Common Problems Encountered With Flat Belts

  • The conveyor runs to one side at a specific location on the structure.

    Reason: Material buildup on idlers (pulleys used to guide the belt)

    Solution: Get rid of accumulation, maintain the conveyor better, and put in scrapers or other cleaning equipment.

    Reason: Stuck idlers

    Solution: Idlers should be freed, and staff should improve maintenance and lubrication.

    Reason: Idlers or pulleys that are not aligned with the belt's middle line.

    Solution:Adjust idlers in the affected area as a solution.

    Reason: A misaligned conveyor frame or other construction

    Solution: Straighten the damaged area as a solution.

    Reason: The idler's feet are not centered on the belt.

    Solution: Adjust idlers in the affected area as a solution.

    Reason: A level structure

    Solution: Improve the area's structure.

  • On the conveyor, a specific belt segment always runs to one side.

    Reason: Belt not squarely spliced or connected

    Solution: Re-splice and remove the damaged splice.

    Reason: The belt is bowed.

    Solution: For a brand-new belt, this issue should go away during break-in; in rare cases, the belt needs to be straightened or replaced; check how the belt rolls are stored and handled.

  • The conveyor's full length or a significant portion of the belt runs to the side.

    Reason: Belt swerving across the loading region and around the tail pulley

    Solution: Install training idlers on the return side before the tail pulley as a solution.

    Reason: Poor loading or off-centering

    Solution: Adjust the chute so that the load is on the center of the belt, and discharge the material in the direction of the belt's motion at, or close to, belt speed.

    Reason: Material buildup on idlers

    Solution: Get rid of accumulation, maintain them better, and put in scrapers or other cleaning equipment.

    Reason: Idlers or pulleys that are not aligned with the belt's middle line

    Solution: Adjust idlers in the affected area as a solution.

    Reason: A misaligned conveyor frame or other construction

    Solution: Straighten the damaged area as a solution.

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Applications of Flat Belts

Cleats, lamination, perforations, profiles, or side walls could all be included in a flat belt. Many different industries employ flat belts. For many years, flat belts have been used in manufacturing.

They have been, and still are, widely used in agricultural equipment, including threshing machines, silo blowers, balers, pumps, and generators. They are also extensively utilized in many of the equipment used in logging and mining applications.

Additionally, industrial coating, cooling, draining, drying, and heating applications can use flat belts. Typically, the application of a flat belt is determined by its width and material.

Wider flat belts are typically utilized in conveying systems, while narrower flat belts are typically employed as parts of machines. Like most belt types, flat belts can have seams or be infinite.

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